Breast Cancer

When you hear the words “you have breast cancer,” it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. The first step is to find a cancer treatment center that has the experience and expertise to give you the best possible outcome.

Your team of breast cancer specialists at Columbia Cancer are leaders in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of all stages and types of breast cancer. We understand that no two breast cancer diagnoses are the same. We care for you as a whole person, not just a cancer patient.

We will design a treatment plan that is unique to your specific health needs and the individual biology and genetics of your cancer. You’ll receive state-of-the-art treatments that are backed by—and often developed by—the world-renowned physicians and researchers at Columbia University. And with your compassionate care team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, you’ll receive the supportive care you need to navigate through every step of your cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship.

Our Expertise at Your Service

Columbia Cancer's Breast Cancer Program brings together the resources of Columbia University’s academic center, cutting-edge research, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s comprehensive treatments, all in one location. We’re recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in New York and the #4 hospital in the nation.

We’re backed by the power of the National Cancer Institute, which designated Columbia University as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, its highest designation. Our program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) of the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC accreditation is given to select centers that are committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive care and are dedicated to a team approach to care.

You’ll Receive State-of-the-Art Care

Our caregivers see hundreds of breast cancer patients each year and treat all forms of the disease, from the most common to the rarest. We use the power of cutting-edge technology and discoveries made in our labs to provide you with personalized, comprehensive care. And our cancer doctors lead clinical research trials that bring new ideas and new treatments into our clinics.

Your Columbia Cancer team of specialists are leaders in breast cancer care and treatment, offering the newest personalized treatments, including cosmetically sensitive surgery, radiation therapy, and the latest advances in personalized medicine.

You’ll Have Your Own Team of Breast Cancer Experts

Breast cancer is a complex disease with many types and subtypes. Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment requires an entire team of specialists and support caregivers. Your clinical care team will meet to create a care plan just for you, and then they’ll coordinate care across the spectrum of treatment and survivorship. That means you will have expert resources beyond your doctors and nurses.

You’ll Have Access to Leading Clinical Trials

At Columbia Cancer, the discoveries made here in our labs lead to new ways to treat cancer. As a person with cancer, you may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial in addition to receiving current standard treatments. We offer hundreds of clinical trials that give our patients access to the newest therapies—such as immunotherapies and new drugs—before they are widely available.

You’ll Have a Wealth of Support Resources

People who have cancer can benefit from care and support outside of their medical care. Our Patient Support Services include everything from free exercise classes (CancerFIT) and support for skin and hair changes (Look Good … Feel Better) to help manage the stress of treatment to yoga therapy, acupuncture, spiritual support, and support groups.

Patient Support Services

Support Resources